Sunday, August 27, 2017

Today in Music History...August 27, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

Music History: August 27th:

2013 To celebrate the band's 40th anniversary, Alabama reunites for Alabama & Friends, a tribute album with some of the group's biggest hits sung with contemporary country artists like Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Jason Aldean.

2008 Election '08 fever begins as the Democratic National Convention hits Denver and brings Kanye West, Rage Against The Machine, John Legend and many more to town.

2003 Janis Ian marries her girlfriend, Nashville defense lawyer Patricia Snyder, in Toronto, one of the few places where gay marriages are legal.

1996 Pearl Jam release their fourth album, No Code, which debuts at #1 in the US.

1995 Big Dee Irwin dies of heart failure in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 63. Recorded a popular version of "Swinging on a Star" with Little Eva.

1992 The Heights, a drama series about a group of working-class youths struggling to form a rock band, premieres on the FOX network. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the short-lived show spawns a #1 single with its theme song, "How Do You Talk To An Angel."

1992 John Lennon's original written lyrics for "A Day In The Life" fetch $87,000 at a Sotheby's auction.

1989 Izzy Stradlin of Guns N' Roses is arrested at the Phoenix airport after urinating on the floor of the plane, apparently upset at having to wait to use the bathroom. His publicist explains that it was Izzy's "way of expressing himself."

1988 Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car," one of the songs on her debut album, climbs to #6 on the US charts.

1988 As baby boomers soak up the soothing sounds of Kenny G, Yanni and Enya, Billboard introduces the New Age Albums chart. The first #1 is Cristofori's Dream by the pianist David Lanz.

1986 R&B singer Mario is born Mario Dewar Barrett in Baltimore, Maryland.

1979 Jon Siebels (guitarist for Eve 6) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1977 Rapper Mase is born Mason Durell Betha in Jacksonville, Florida. Known for "Feel So Good" and "Lookin' at Me" from his 1997 solo debut, Harlem World.

1977 Jimmy Buffett marries his second wife, Jane Slagsvol of Columbia, South Carolina, who had co-written two of his songs, "Something So Feminine About A Mandolin" and "Kick It In Second Wind." They remain married today.

1977 Jackson Browne plays the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. His performances of "Running On Empty" and "The Load Out/Stay" from the show are released on the album Running on Empty.

1970 Tony Kanal (bassist for No Doubt) is born in Kingsbury, London, England, to Indian parents.

1970 The sci-fi musical Toomorrow, starring newcomer Olivia Newton-John as a pop singer whose band gets abducted by aliens, debuts in theaters. The film is meant to be a vehicle for the title group, but flops, pushing Newton-John towards a solo career.

1970 The second day of the Isle of Wight Festival is notable primarily for its lack of big names. It does see an early appearance from Supertramp, whose debut album was released just four weeks earlier.

1966 The Association releases "Cherish."

1965 Elvis Presley meets The Beatles for the first time when the Fab 4 are brought to The King's Los Angeles mansion. They hang out, talk music and have a little jam session. John Lennon would later say, "If it hadn't been for him, The Beatles would be nothing."

1964 Disney releases Mary Poppins, a Sherman Brothers musical featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

1962 Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is born in Singapore to American parents. She will be raised in Houston, Texas. Known for her 1999 Grammy-award-winning album, Mountain High... Valley Low.

1956 Glen Matlock (original bass guitarist for The Sex Pistols) is born in Paddington, London, England.

1953 Alex Lifeson (guitarist for Rush) is born Aleksandar Zivojinovic in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada, to Serbian immigrant parents. He is raised in Toronto, Ontario.

1949 Country rock musician Jeff Cook (of Alabama) is born in Fort Payne, Alabama.

1945 Malcolm "Duke" Allured (drummer for Showaddywaddy) is born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England.

1944 Cuba Gooding Sr. (lead singer for The Main Ingredient) is born in New York City, New York. Known for the early-'70s hits "Everybody Plays the Fool" and "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely." Of course, he would also become dad to actor Cuba Gooding Jr.

1944 Rocker Tim Bogert (bassist/vocalist for Vanilla Fudge) is born John Voorhis Bogert III in New York City, New York. Known for the popular psychedelic version of The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On" of 1968.

1942 Keyboardist Daryl "Captain" Dragon (of Captain & Tennille) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1939 Operatic tenor Allan Jones records "I'm Falling In Love With Someone."

1937 Pop singer Tommy Sands is born in Chicago, Illinois. Known for the 1956 hit "Teen Age Crush."

1937 Phil Shulman (of Gentle Giant) is born in The Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland.

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1990 35-year-old Stevie Ray Vaughan dies in a helicopter crash near East Troy, Wisconsin, following a concert at the Alpine Valley Music Theater where earlier in the evening he appeared with Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, and his older brother, Jimmie Vaughan.

1989 The BCM Summer Dance Festival kicks off at the Tempodrom in Berlin. The 3-day festival brings together a number of American acts, including the up-and-coming hip-hop groups Stetsasonic, EPMD and UTFO, along with disco mainstays The Village People and R&B legend Bobby Womack.More

1967 The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein dies of an accidental overdose (Carbitral mixed with alcohol) in London, England, at age 32.

1955 Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame" hits #10 in the US, becoming the first R&B song to hit the Top 10 on the Pop chart.

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